PSG's last game, a 2-0 loss away to Rennes, was a shock, and when activity resumes after the international break, they will be eager to get back on track against Angers. PSG are in first place with 24 points, while Angers are in fourth place with 16 points.
PSG's setback to Rennes was their first league defeat of the season, and they will be looking for a quick comeback. That should not be a problem for a team that has nine wins in 11 games, especially considering they have never lost to Angers in 14 meetings.
The hosts will be missing a number of prominent players who are currently representing their countries in South America. PSG has won seven straight games at home and 12 in a row against Angers.
Angers won their first game in five matches before the international break, and they will be looking to capitalize on the number of key players missing from the PSG team. They've never beaten PSG, and doing so away from home is a huge job, but after a strong start to the season, they'll be confident. They fought back from two goals down to overcome Metz 3-2 in their last match, but they have only kept one clean sheet in their previous five games.
In two of their last five league games, they've given up two or more goals, and in four of their previous five league games, both teams have scored. Angers have not won in their past three road matches, all of which have resulted in draws with both sides scoring.
Despite the absence of their South American players for this match, PSG will still be a difficult opponent for Angers. They've never lost to Angers before, and they're coming into this game on a high note. Angers have only conceded a goal in one of their nine league games this season, and they face a PSG side that is struggling defensively. Nevertheless, I expect PSG to win this match.
Kickoff Time: The match will be played on Friday at 8PM Nigerian time.